September 7, 2022 Rock & Roll, Entertainment & Sport Memorabilia
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/7/2022

Elvis Presley RIAA Awards from the 1992 Graceland Redesign
The following seven RIAA Gold and Platinum Record Awards are a special offering to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Graceland's redesigning of Elvis Presley's racquetball court/trophy room. Only recently has the court been returned to its functional glory as a court, but in 1992 it was covered floor to ceiling with Elvis' Gold and Platinum awards. At that time, Graceland sought to update to their Awards for Elvis' various singles and LPs, many of which had achieved Gold and even Multi-Platinum status and many of which had never even been certified! The offered grouping of awards emanate from that same period and were produced with the copies that ended up on the walls of Graceland. This is the first of several offerings from this group of RIAA awards. 

Offered is an RIAA Double Platinum record award for Elvis Presley's 1956 single "Hound Dog", released in July 1956, it was finally certified Gold, Platinum and TRIPLE Platinum on March 27, 1992. Elvis Presley and his band first encountered "Hound Dog" at the Sands Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1956. Presley had been booked for a week in 1956 to appear at the Venus Room of the New Frontier Hotel and Casino. During that week, he saw Freddie Bell and the Bellboys, the resident act at the Silver Queen Bar in the Sands, and their version of "Hound Dog". He loved their burlesque reworking of the number, and he immediately added it to his own live show. He recorded his legendary version on July 2, 1956, and it was released only 11 days later, with a little song entitled "Don't Be Cruel" as the B-side. The single sold well....The award's plaque reads "Presented to Elvis Presley to Commemorate the Sale of More than 3,000,000 Copies of the RCA RECORDS Single Record 'Hound Dog'". The award measures 13 x 17 inches and presents with little to no wear. Near Mint to Mint condition.

RIAA Triple Platinum Record Award for Elvis Presleys 1956 Single “Hound Dog”
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Final prices include buyers premium: $1,725
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
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Auction closed on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.
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